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German’s Frw5b grant for Rwanda’s rural development

German’s Frw5b grant for Rwanda’s rural development

Rwanda has received seven million Euros (Rwf5.5b) from the German government to finance rural development and create employment opportunities. Finance minister, Claver Gatete says the funds, which are in…

Hundreds of Police cadets graduate

Hundreds of Police cadets graduate

446 Police cadet officers at Police Training School in Gishari, Eastern Province, have graduated and await official pass out by the commander-in-chief. February 9, 2015, during the graduation…

Has Kagame’s Policy Against Land Grabbers Paid off?

Has Kagame’s Policy Against Land Grabbers Paid off?

In 1999, Annah Muhorakeye returned to Rwanda from Uganda where she lived as a refugee for 25 years. A peasant from Eastern Rwanda, largely dependent on farming, she spent seven…

Farmers Raise Dust Over Policy Abolishing Sorghum

Farmers Raise Dust Over Policy Abolishing Sorghum

Farmers are angry the government has scraped sorghum off the list of priority crops in the country. On February 3, in a meeting with representatives of farmers pleaded to the…

Who’s to Blame For No Bank Loans to Agricultural Sector?

Who’s to Blame For No Bank Loans to Agricultural Sector?

Financial institutions in Rwanda have maintained their position saying the agriculture sector is ‘insecure’ to invest in. The central banks says of the total lending portfolio from commercial banks, only…

American Firm Contracted to Install Kigali’s Water System

American Firm Contracted to Install Kigali’s Water System

Rwanda’s Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd. (WASAC) has contracted an American water treatment firm, Culligan International, to design and install a water treatment plant to provide drinking water…

Rwanda Welcomes $500M Investment From Buffet Foundation

Rwanda Welcomes $500M Investment From Buffet Foundation

Howard Buffett – the eldest son to multi-billionaire investor and philanthropist, Warren Buffet, will invest $500 million (Rwf 350 billion) to transform agriculture production in Rwanda, away from subsistence…

Rwanda First Lady Energizes Push for Polio-Free Africa

Rwanda First Lady Energizes Push for Polio-Free Africa

 The First Lady of Rwanda Jeannette Kagame told a continental summit that just as Rwanda has eliminated it, Africa can also kick out the child-crippling disease Polio – one…

New Mobile App Cuts Money Transfer Rates For Rwandan Diaspora

New Mobile App Cuts Money Transfer Rates For Rwandan Diaspora

For years, Gloria Muteteri, a Rwandan college student, endured long queues at the Western Money agent, to receive her tuition fees from a relative living in canada. She lined up…

The Untold Story of Rwanda’s Heroine, Agatha Uwiringiyimana

The Untold Story of Rwanda’s Heroine, Agatha Uwiringiyimana

In 1953, in a remote village of Muhororo in Gisagara district, a four hours drive from Rwanda’s capital Kigali, a baby girl, Agathe Uwiringiyimana, was born. Little did her…

Security Top Priority For Kagame at AU Summit

Security Top Priority For Kagame at AU Summit

President Paul Kagame arrived in Ethiopias capital Addis Ababa Thursday for the 24th ordinary session of the African Union. The Summit is scheduled for 30th-31st January and the Rwandan…

Christine Lagarde Hikes to Meet Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist

Christine Lagarde Hikes to Meet Rwanda Gorillas in the Mist

On her first visit to Rwanda, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), had a planed secret visit to the country’s touristic hot-spot, the Virunga…